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September Basho

Kokugikan Sumo Hall

If you have been in Tokyo, but you haven't seen Sumo wrestling, you haven’t seen TOKYO! That's a very important thing of the capital, the best sumos are having competition there, so to visiting and not seeing it,is shame! That's a part of their culture, it's like going to Germany without tasting a beer. September is time, when they are most active, the greatest Sumo wrestlers in Japan, and therefore the world,The September Basho, one of the year's six Grand Tournaments. But you need a nerve to see this, imagine Crowds cheer as meaty men fight for victory using throws, trips and tricks.

Sumo is not just a brutal fighting with few big man in underwear, mostly caring about the power, that might seem for the rest of the world, it's steeped in legend, history and ceremony. Sumo has more than 70 different forms and manoeuvres , there is a chance to win and become a champion, that's the goal, being a huge honour, Yokuzuna (grand champion)

All the action happens in four-and-a-half-metre circle, where the giant men try to throw each other to the hard clay floor. Basho is located in large arena , Kokugikan Sumo Hall, providing many seating alternatives, from a simple cushion in the isu-seki (balcony) to a box-seki(similar to a corporate box) in the Kokugikan at the back. For Japanies Sumo , is like Football for Italians...a huge passion that goes hand in hand with comfort, pleasant seats and best mates near by...that's when you ready to enjoy it. You definitely have to witness a Sumo competition in Tokyo!

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